Mike Finley

Rookie (July 4,1950 / Flint, Michigan)

Perspective - Poem by Mike Finley

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There are no fields
Between the plane
And the ground below.
The farmlands look like
Bandaids, and the little car
On the long skinny highway
Down there looks
Foolproof as a bead
On an abacus wire,
Undeviating
As a button on a thread.

Actually, someone
Full-sized is inside,
And he has to steer
Or he'll go in the ditch.
He could hit his head.
Or worse, miss
His appointment
In a room in one of
The buildings along-
Side the road.


Comments about Perspective by Mike Finley

  • (12/26/2006 10:46:00 AM)


    Bishop Berkeley would be confused by this! But I think it's brilliant. A bit dizzying if you get too far into the swing of it, but presumably that was your intent! Dazzling. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Poem Edited: Sunday, January 7, 2007


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